Leather bracelets are sturdy and tend to stay forever if you keep them safe and take good care of them. Read how to keep your leather bracelets new as always.
They say “All you need is love and leather” and I couldn’t agree more. Leather is indeed a timeless beauty. No matter how much the fashion trends may evolve, but jewelry made up of leather will always remain in trends. The earthy texture, strong smell, and natural charm that leather possesses are hard to find in any other fabric.
Jewelry made of leather is widely adored and collected because of its style, beauty, and durability. Moreover, it develops a nice worn-in look as it ages, making it the best retro style accessory to wear on any event or occasion.
Where all the leather articles are loved and cherished, there’s one item that unarguably stands as a winner for both men and women. Yes, you guessed it right – Bracelets.
Aesthetically speaking, the leather bracelets by Petals have a unique and amazing style. They are not only a great addition to your dressing but also very long-lasting. The older they get the more character they earn and the better they look.
However, like any other precious jewelry, leather bracelets for women and men both need proper maintenance and care to make sure that your favorite bracelets would go a long way. In this blog, we are going to show you basic do’s and don’ts to keep your bracelet as new as ever.
Come with us to learn about all the things you should NOT DO or avoid doing with your amazing leather ornament.
- DO NOT Expose To Sunlight
One of the Leather’s archenemy is that huge bright ball in the sky – the Sun. Too much exposure to direct sunlight can not only bleach its color but also cause the fabric to weaken and break. To keep your leather article safe and new as ever, do not expose it to direct sunlight. Now, this doesn’t mean you can’t wear your bracelet outside. Just take it off if you are going to be in the sunlight for a long time.
- DO NOT wear it in Pool or Shower
Many of us forget to take off our precious leather bracelets while going into a shower or performing ablution. And some also love to chill in a pool while wearing their favorite articles, but do you know that water can harm your favorite bracelet?
Wearing your fancy leather bracelets for men in the shower or while swimming in a pool can strip the oils from it. It can even happen if your bracelet gets soaked in the rain. When these rich leather oils are gone, you may find your favorite bracelet stiffen, cracked, or even shrunk. Besides this, the chlorine compound in pools is the enemy of most metals and fabrics. It does not only cause discoloration of the leather but also erodes the stainless steel charms or plates attached to it.
- DO NOT soak in sweat:
Like chlorine, saline water also envies leather ornaments and can spoil its looks and color. Moreover, with heavy wear and without giving it time to ‘breathe’, your leather bracelet may begin to smell ugly and makes you feel sick. Therefore, it’s recommended to take off your bracelet when sleeping or during a heavy workout to avoid any musty smell and keep it fresh like ever.
- DO NOT Use Lotions or Harsh Chemicals:
Lotions and colognes may be amazing for your skin, but your leather bracelets don’t appreciate it much. Remember to take them off before applying any moisturizers, lotions, or colognes. While most aren’t damaging, they will build up a film on the leather that can dull the look and feel of the hide. Also, do not apply any harsh chemicals or cleaners to clean your accessories as they may scrub the fabric and leave you with a rough and stiff bracelet.
- DO NOT Save It With Other Jewelry
Saving all the jewelry in one place could be a great thought as it would save your time and effort to find a particular piece but trust us, for leather articles, it’s a bad option. Storing a leather bracelet with other jewelry may scratch its surface and cause them to tangle with other items. It’s recommended to bifurcate your leather bracelet while keeping it with other accessories to avoid any accident or damage to your favorite wristlet.
In this section, we are going to tell you how to treat your favorite leather bracelets well and keep them young and new for ages.
- DO Keep them clean:
Like your hands, your bracelets need a thorough clean up as well. But that doesn’t mean scrub them down with a brush or chemicals. To clean leather bracelets, use a slightly damp cloth with a drop of mild hand soap and wipe it down gently.
Always use small circles or gentle tapping motions and never wipe aggressively. Wipe it down with a clean damp cloth afterward and let it air-dry before wearing. Make sure to only air-dry and do not expose it to extreme temperatures like hair-dryers etc.
- DO Keep Them In a Separate Box:
To ensure its shine and shape lasts long, you need to keep extra care of its maintenance. It is best recommended to keep it in a pouch or in the protective pillowcase that comes with your designer bracelets, when not using. Never store leather bracelets; it encourages the growth of mildew and bacteria. Always store leather in a cool and dry place away from heat.
- DO Condition and Polish
Some bracelets, especially some bracelets for men may need to be conditioned for extra protection. Make sure to condition only once in a while with mild conditioners containing fats and natural oils. Make sure not to use any containing petroleum or mineral oil as it may destroy the surface of the leather band over time. Similarly, the polish is also necessary but only on special occasions when you want an extra glossy finish, but be careful while choosing the chemicals.
- DO Remove Stains But Gently
Fresh stains from things such as blood or food can be cleaned up quickly with a damp cloth. Whereas stains from off grease can be lifted by applying ground chalk to the stain, wait for 24 hours, and then scrub gently with a leather care brush to remove the powder.
- DO Keep it Dry:
An important key to keep your leather in top-notch condition is to keep it dry and away from all the moisture. Keeping it dry will avoid any mildew to grow on your bracelet and also keep it safe from foul smell.Final Thoughts:
Leather is one of the loveliest fabrics you have ever come across. From traditional outfits to trendy attires, leather bracelets can be dressed up or worn down perfectly on any event. All you need is to treat yours well and you’ll find it matches with anything in your closet, and stick with you for life.
Now when you are all geared up to get your new wrist buddy, check out our latest and cool leather bracelet collection HERE. and get something to match your amazing style perfectly.